Post # 1
I am worried I will hate all of my wedding pictures.
FH and I recently had our engagement pic session with our wedding photographer. I had seen her work, and she actually photographed a close family friend’s wedding, so needless to say I was completely comfortable with hiring her. In fact, I loved the pics she has done of OTHER people.
Well now the contract is signed and I have gotten my engagement pics back and I am so upset. They are not what I was hoping for at all!
DISCLAIMER! I am one of those girls who takes pictures every chance I can get. I love pictures, and have lots of them. BUT I am a total newbie when it comes to pro pics. I am used to standing in the standard girl pose (big smile, hand on hip, leg bent…you know what I’m talking about!!!) and so this whole candid/artistic angles/snap as many photos as you can is horrifying to me.
So please tell me, what do you think of the pictures? There were 349 and I like 30…and I dont LOVE a single one! I am not looking for compliments, but I do want to know what you think of the photography. I need a third party to see them bc I dont know if they are just ok pics or if I am just being too critical!
And if they are just ok, what do I do?!?! Get a new photographer? AH!
For those of you who have gotten pro pics, is this normal? Did you get enough pictures you loved regardless?
Post # 4
here are some “good” ones
Post # 5
Sorry they are so big!!!! And for some reason the site keeps saying my files arent recognized, they are just jpegs!!! any advice on how to even get them on here??
Post # 6
From the two photos you have here, I think they look great and don’t really see what the problem is, to be honest! 🙂
Post # 7
ok sorry everyone, i will try to make a shutterfly account of something and put them on there!!! weddingbee is just too popular 😀
Post # 8
That picture is freaking adorable! I think that maybe you just aren’t used to candids of yourself and are being super critical, especially since you like photos she has taken of other people.
Post # 9
I think the photos are great, personally. I know that people liked my e-pics too, but I HATED them. I thought I looked awful and felt like we looked really awkward in them.
In the end, I ended up with gorgeous wedding photos though. Have faith. I wouldn’t ditch your photog just yet.
Post # 10
Seriously LOVE the first pic. How cute are you with the kicky leg?!
Post # 11
I really like them! I was the same way about professional photos. Sometimes you can still pose with looking candid though (weird, huh). It takes some work, and I had googled everything I could so our pictures would come out “good”. We had two sets of e-pics, the first set=horrible, second=awesome. It takes sometime to get comfortable in front of the camera. You guys look cute, and the photos look great though.
Post # 12
LOVE the one in the water! Anyway you could upload the “bad” ones so we can see what you are talking about and if in fact you are just being overly critical of yourself?
P.S.: We have the same date 🙂
Post # 13
i love both those pics and think you look amazing!
Post # 14
thank you all for the comments so far and your patience! Here are the pics…
(in addition to the two that i like above)
and the not so cute ones…
Post # 15
@aheavel: yay date twin!!! And we live close to each other too! Hope planning is going well for you 😀
Post # 16
Pet peeve of mine – not one horizon is straight in any of the pictures. That’ a big deal to me.
Also, a lot of them are slightly blurry, as though they used a shutter speed that was too slow to get tack sharp images.